Khrabrovo Airport

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Khrabrovo Airport
Аэропорт Храброво
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IATA: KGDICAO: UMKK
KGD is located in Kaliningrad Oblast
KGD
KGD
Location of airport in Kaliningrad
Summary
Airport type Public/Military
Serves Kaliningrad
Location Kaliningrad, Russia
Elevation AMSL 42 ft / 13 m
Coordinates 54°53′24″N 20°35′33″E / 54.89000°N 20.59250°E / 54.89000; 20.59250Coordinates: 54°53′24″N 20°35′33″E / 54.89000°N 20.59250°E / 54.89000; 20.59250
Website www.kgd.aero
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
06/24 8,202 2,500 Concrete
Statistics (2011)
Passengers 1,229,017 * Source [1]

Khrabrovo Airport (Russian Аэропорт Храброво) (IATA: KGDICAO: UMKK) is located 24 kilometers (15 mi) north of Kaliningrad, east of the Zelenogradsk highway, near the village of Khrabrovo. Part of the airport is still a military base of the Russian Air Force.

History[edit]

The new terminal opened in 2007
  • 1922 - Joint Russian-German joint venture Deruluft starts flights on first scheduled international route, from Königsberg (Devau airport) - Moscow
  • 1945 - Airport is transferred to Civil Air Fleet of USSR
  • 1961 - Joint Air Squadron formed at the basis of airport and airline
  • 1977 - Operations of Tupolev-134 begin
  • 1979 - Passenger terminal is built in Khrabrovo
  • 1988 - Tupolev-154s begin operations to Kaliningrad
  • 1992 - Enterprise separates from Vnukovo Production association and becomes independent entity
  • 1993 - First scheduled international flights begin. Two Tupolev-154s are purchased
  • 1997 - Air enterprise is renamed “Kaliningrad Avia”
  • 2001 - Air enterprise is in receivership
  • 2002 - Change of ownership structure. Transformation into Joint Stock Company
  • 2004 – Beginning of reconstruction of runway, apron, navigation equipment
  • 2005 – Air enterprise renamed “KD Avia
  • 2007 - opening of the new terminal
  • 2009 - "KD Avia" airlines cease operations

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Aeroflot Moscow-Sheremetyevo
Aeroflot
operated by Rossiya
St Petersburg
Air Berlin Berlin-Tegel
Ak Bars Aero Belgorod, Kazan
Astra Airlines Seasonal charter: Thessaloniki
Belavia Minsk-National
Seasonal: Brest, Homiel, Hrodna
Bulgaria Air Seasonal charter: Varna[1]
Ellinair Seasonal: Thessaloniki
Nordavia Murmansk
Red Wings Airlines Moscow-Domodedovo
S7 Airlines Moscow-Domodedovo
Severstal Air Company Cherepovets
Transaero Airlines Moscow-Domodedovo
Ukraine International Airlines Kiev-Boryspil[2]
Ural Airlines Moscow-Domodedovo,[3] Tashkent[4]
UTair Aviation Moscow-Vnukovo

Seasonal Charter: Sharm el-Sheikh

Uzbekistan Airways Tashkent
Vueling Seasonal: Barcelona

Passengers statistics[edit]

Passenger numbers are also rising, and are set to rise even more with the introduction of more routes:

  • 2002 - 163,000
  • 2003 - 115,000
  • 2004 - 209,000
  • 2005 - 311,000
  • 2006 - 731,626
  • 2007 - 1,204,060
  • 2008 - 1,920,000
  • 2009 - 1,357,000
  • 2010 - 1,023,990
  • 2011 - 1,229,017

Ground transportation[edit]

The city bus line No. 144 by Koenigtransauto (Кёнигтрансавто) connects the airport with the Kaliningrad Main Bus/Railway Station.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "В расписании аэропорта "Храброво" появились рейсы в Болгарию". «Новый Калининград.Ru». 9 April 2013. Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  2. ^ http://airlineroute.net/2012/12/18/ps-s13update2/
  3. ^ "ОАО «Авиакомпания «Уральские авиалинии» запускает ежедневный рейс Москва — Калининград". Информационно-аналитическое агентство «УралБизнесКонсалтинг». 17 March 2014. Retrieved 17 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "Ural Airlines starts to fly from Kaliningrad to Tashkent". UzDaily.com. 5 October 2012. Retrieved 6 October 2012. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Khrabrovo Airport at Wikimedia Commons